Valiant's The Death-Defying Doctor Mirage, by Jen Van Meter and Roberto de la Torre, is being developed as a television series for the CW. The comic centers on Dr. Shan Fong-Mirage, a paranormal investigator who can see and communicate with ghosts, and who co-hosted a TV show with her husband Hwen until his death sent her on a quest to find his spirit.

Deadline reports that the show is being developed by DMG Entertainment and CBS TV Studio, with screenwriter Gary Dauberman attached to write the adaptation. Dauberman is best known for horror projects like 2014's Annabelle and the upcoming It, based on the Steven King novel.



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The premise seems like a great fit for television.  The show can have a spooky ghost story of the week, with Shan's quest to find her husband forming the ongoing story arc. It's got horror, adventure, and romance built right into it, and the first and second mini series of the comics provide perfect models for the first two seasons.

Given all the discussion about Marvel's problems representing Asian characters in Doctor Strange and Iron Fist, it would be nice to see a comic book adaptation that focuses on an Asian couple, with a heroic woman of color as its primary lead. So let's all hope the CW and the studios involved can pull that off and show Marvel how it's done.


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